Tiffany has an affinity for all things French and her mom Debra is passionate for the arts. Now, their interests have merged while hunting for a bourgeois pad in the city of lights. But with a small budget in the most trendy zip codes of Paris, are frumpy furnishings and dime-sized studios all they can hope for? Find out when House Hunters strolls the boulevards of Paris with real estate agent Caroline Dropsy.
Steve used to be a country-hopping bachelor. But after living in England and the USA, he found his way to Vancouver and into girlfriend Marleen's heart. Canada, however, doesn't feel like home to Marleen, who misses her family and friends. So Steve plans to set sail once again, this time to Amsterdam. But this adventerous couple isn't looking for any old house - they want to live their new life the Dutch way on a houseboat on one of the city's many canals. Their budget of $700,000 shouldn't be a problem for Real Estate Agent Charles Grayson, but Steve wants a real boat. Marleen? She wants an ark, which is a house situated on the water. Finding a new home on the water that these two can agree on will be quite a challenge, especially when they're faced with little space, low ceilings, and gawking tourists. But that's just life on the canals as House Hunters sails to Amsterdam, Holland.
Even though these two Texans have only lived in their custom dream house for a year, Curtis and his wife Sharon have decided to leave it all behind after Curtis received a job offer overseas. Now that the Norwood's are house hunting in the world's fastest growing economy, they're not sure if buying a place downtown, and consequentially diving into the culture feet first, is the right move to make? Perhaps a more western-style suburb would be a safer bet for raising their two kids? As the initial culture shock wears off and the realities of the housing market start to set in, real estate agent Alex Griffiths will hopefully be able to help the Norwoods make the right decision. Join House Hunters as this episode explores the real estate scene in Shanghai, China.
Karl Chong is a former Wall Street banker who grew tired of the daily grind. He quit his job and sunk his life savings into an internet business which he believes will flourish in his ancestral Singapore. With help from his younger brother Chris (who took a year off from college in Australia), karl gets everything nailed down before jetting nearly 10,000 miles from New York City to the Republic of Singapore. Once on the island, Karl and Chris enlist local real estate agent Vicky Willis to help them find a live/work space from where they can run their business. Given their situation, Vicky thinks they should rent and while there are plenty of options, the brothers can't agree on where to live. Chris wants to be in the middle of the action in downtown Singapore but with his life savings on the line, Karl prefers a cheaper place further away from the action. Can Chris convince his brother to change his mind, or will Karl pull rank and demand to do it his way? It's brother against brother when House Hunters International heads to the Republic of Singapore.
Martin and Tanya started a love story while living in Spain. They soon parted ways - he to his native Ireland, she to university in Bulgaria, but they're determined to keep their flame going in the medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo. In Bulgaria, foreigners need to buy a business to own property. Luckily for Martin, the entry price into the real estate market is low and he should enough left over to start a bar business. But when Martin arrives, they realize their choices are overwhelming in this underperforming market, where Real Estate Agent Stephane Lambert informs them that prices have been slashed by up to 50%. Will it be the space and charm of village life? Or the convienience of of modern city life that will woo Martin and Tanya? Find out when House Hunters journeys to ancient Veliko Tarnovo.
For UK native Nick, life in England has run its course so he's looking to rev up a little spark in romantic Ronda, Spain, where his parents own a nearby hotel and his girlfriend Pilar awaits. Nick and his new lady want to buy a love nest in Ronda Spain, but when the hunt begins they uncover a difference of opinion. She wants traditional - and she wants it right now. He wants a rustic modern mix - and he wants to take his time to find it. And with space in the center of Ronda at a premium, neither are prepared for the sacrafices they might have to make. Real Estate Agent Thom Pearson guides them through the cobblestone streets of Ronda, and even shows them what their $270,000 budget can buy outside of town. But in this birthplace of modern bullfighting, will the divide between Nick and Pilar be too big to conquer? Find out when House Hunters journeys to breathtaking Ronda, Spain.
Being a career photographer in Portland, Oregon can be a tough gig. But a trip to Amman, Jordan offered Brian a glimmer of hope for making photography his full-time career. And for girlfriend Julie, Brian thought a warmer Middle-Eastern climate could do her some good. Giving up their beloved river home will be bittersweet, but with local real estate agent Hazem Ghaith leading the charge, hopefully Brian and Julie will find a modern Jordanian home with extra space for Brian's photography gear. Tune in when House Hunters International goes apartment shopping in ancient Amman, Jordan.
Brooklynite Kim never expected to live abroad. But after falling in love with German native Wolfgang, Kim follows him and her heart to Nuremberg Germany. Leaving her family and friends behind will be tougher than she thought and Kim will struggle with language and the realities of apts in Germany. But this newly engaged couple has high hopes and after living apart for months is anxious to be reunited and find a home they can share. Kim is enchanted by Nuremberg's old world charm and dreams of living near a castle.. Pragmatic Wolfgang wants modern conveniences. Realtor Stefan Brunner opens their eyes to purchasing in the German real estate market. Are Kim's expectations too high and will this International couple find a rental that will meet her dreams of a fairytale home? Find out when House Hunters journeys to the medieval city of Nuremberg Germany.
Marianne and Vedran Marjanovic fell in love in Bermuda. But with daughter Nina on the way, this expensive paradise couldn't last forever, so they decided to move back to Marianne's hometown of Glasgow, Scotland to fulfill their dream of owning property. Her mum lives in nearby Hamilton and is thrilled to have them home, but isn't keen on their wish to live an hour away in the lively West End neighborhood. When Real Estate Agent Iain Williamson informs them their $200,000 dollar budget might not be enough for the West End, the couple begins to seriously consider the suburbs. Once they see what their money can buy outside Glasgow, will this young couple head for the hills? Find out when House Hunters heads to Scotland.
Park City native Chelsea Christensen fell in love with a dashing Italian ski instructor named Pier. When his family business in Torino came calling, he asked her to move with him. and of couse, she said yes. But this move isn't just for love. In fashion forward Italy, Chelsea plans to open a online vintage clothing business. When she arrives, she's shocked to find that the cars go fast and the living is cramped. And the housing prices? Very high. Finding space for just her and Pier will be tough, but when you throw in her clothing business, things get interesting in this ancient city. Even Pier is shocked at the slanted ceilings, tiny bedrooms, and expensive prices his native city has to offer. Real Estate Agent Simone Sambin has the tough task of sorting through Torino's unique apartments to find a space in the middle of everything that fits Chelsea's wish for space and Pier's wish for parking...all at $740,000 budget. Will they uncover their dream home or settle for less? Find out when House Hunters heads to the bustling city of Torino, Italy.
Twenty-five year old financial planner Rob Benton is trading in his life savings for an overseas paradise. After penny pinching his entire life and living at home, he is going all in on a tropical beach house in Port Douglas, Australia. Will this ambitious Kiwi find a house that hits all the right notes? Or will his dream home have to wait? It is serious business on the laid back shores of Four Mile Beach, when House Hunters lands in the "Jewel of the Pacific Rim."
Todd and Allison Nevins are looking for a lifestyle change. After years of saving, they've decided to sell their Dallas home, and everything in it, for a fiesta-filled fresh start in vibrant Merida, Mexico. Merida is the perfect locale for them to relax, while allowing Todd to run his internet businesses from home. They hope their $335,000 in savings can afford them everything they want in their dream hacienda - 3 bedrooms, a pool, a backyard for their dog, a colonial facade and a garage - all located close to the historic downtown center. But the couple has not yet sold their Dallas home and aren't sure if their life savings are enough to buy a place in Mexico's cash-only system. Real estate agent Keith Heitke attempts to show the couple properties that satisfy their requirements, but keeping it within their budget is tough. Will the house hunt be the fiesta they've imagined or will Todd and Allison be pinching pesos every step of the way? Find out when House Hunters International returns to historic Merida, Mexico.
Paul and Wendy Manning's work-filled, U.K. lifestyle is no longer their cup of tea. They dream of a slower pace of life and more family time with their two sons, James and Daniel. Having visited Portugal, they found the town of Alvaiazere to be perfect - rural living, beautiful landscapes and a place where family comes first. And because of the low cost of living, the couple is confident their $350,000 budget will afford them a nice home. However, since they are running their U.K.-based ad business from afar, Paul and Wendy will need to supplement their income once in Portugal. This means their dream home, which already includes 4-bedrooms, a pool and close proximity to a school, must also include a rental property - their plan to make money after the move. Real estate agent Sarah Keogh knows that finding a place with everything that the Mannings want will be tough, but she tries to offer a range of choices, while ticking off as much as possible on their wish list. But will unexpected features and differences of opinion between Paul and Wendy make the journey a difficult one? Find out, when House Hunters International lands in Alvaiazere, Portugal.
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